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Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
speech while in office the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr. and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights,
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
dr. king's with president obama. but earlier, it was that speech. and he defied expectations again. there were specifics on voting, on gay rights, on women's rights, on climate change, on immigration, on gun control. and he defended the big three entitlements. joining me now is democratic senator from ohio, broun. what a speech. how surprised were you at the tone and the specifics in this speech? >> i wasn't surprised. i mean, we had very high expectations for him. he delivered. i loved the line as barney frank and others mentioned from seneca falls to selma to stonewall and i think that says a couple things. it says, one, how we've moved forward as a nation and we should acknowledge that at the inauguration. and, second, it underscores how none of those were easy. you know everything about civil rights and what happens with women's rights and what happens with gay rights. it's always a battle tomorrow that starts. and the president, i like how he is engaged with organizing for action. and i like how he knows that the country is behind him but needs to remind the congress that it's
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets. this is the kind ever view you would get. there are also wide screen tvs. you might decide the best place to watch it all is right here on tv. that's the latest live from the mall. back to you, jim. >> you
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is not easy. >> particularly, you know, people have to go in order to get to their home, they had to go to the beltway and i don't think it's good. >> reporter: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and early at 4:00 a.m. >>> inauguration day can be a cold one. let's see what we can expect. >> we'll get
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
the anniversary of the birth of the the late dr. martin luther king jr. appeare >> for the past eight years, the county executive has tried to stay focused on remembering dr. kent and with the pilots character -- dr. king in a way that highlights character. ♪ >> across set the stage for the king celebration. a crowd of mostly baltimore employees came to recognize dr. king. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where the will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> is a great opportunity to express history and related to the present. >> two of the character award winners -- >> this is really good. all of my services have been recognized. but a community effort to reunite people, too sure what happened -- a community effor to reunite people, to reemmbmember what happened. >> i am very proud of both of them. >> baltimore county schools superintendent was among those who spoke at the king celebration. >> we recognized two young people. >> besides the two students, two adults were also honored. live in the 11 news f
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
and chris tucker joined civil leaders today for a wreath laying ceremony to honor dr. martin luther king jr. people from all over the country flocked to the king memorial today and said they'll be back on the mall tomorrow. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i have problems walking. but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> the president will honor dr. king tomorrow, getting sworn in on a bible king carried during his fight for equality. >>> it might be sunday night, but the town is buzzing, including lots of balls and galas to celebrate the president's second term in office. erica gonzalez is live tonight in maryland with a look at that party and some of the others around tonight, erica. >> reporter: that's right, jim. we have been ball hopping, as you called it earlier, all throughout the evening. the party here at the national harbor still going until 1:00 in the morning. hundreds have come out to celebrate a second term for president barack obama. ♪ ♪ hit me with your best shot >> reporter: the stars were out in arlington. >> a stylist, makeup, you know, nordstrum. >> reporter: it's shauna's
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he takes on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of dr. kin
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
't get it at first. then all of a sudden i said it's dr. king's birthday, the day we're going to celebrate. so it's been a wonderful day. i had the opportunity to post a lot of pictures of obama and dr. king on my website and do some things, have conversations with people about the struggle as well as how did -- or how they feel about obama becoming president and how they feel about him winning a second time around. >> what are you hearing? >> people are really, really pleased about that. in washington, d.c. of course, you know, this is a democratic town. we were so happy that the democrats won one more time. so i'm personally real pleased by that. >> one of the things people started to jump to conclusions, we're in a post-racial society right now. and we heard the conversation moving forward we still have a long way to go but he was elected a second time. that has to be another step in the right direction. >> you're absolutely right. at my age, i never thought that i would live to see this. and it has been such a blessing to me to have seen this. the only thing i wish, i kind
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
just one man, dr. king made an extraordinary difference in all of our lives. and while he himself was silent, his dream lives on and serves as an inspiration that one person can make a difference. mr. kildee: dr. king reminds me the strikers of the 1930's in my hometown who also stood up to the injustices that they saw. their efforts helped create the labor movement and made our country a better place, as did dr. king. mr. speaker, no matter our political differences, we can all unite on monday to fulfill dr. king's dream. this martin luther king day, let's honor the man who continues to inspire us all. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from-month seek recognition? mr. daines: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from montana is recognized for one minute. mr. daines: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize alexus wineman. this 18-year-old from cut bank, montana, represents my state as miss montana and she recently made
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
forward to most. where they're joining with americans from all over the country to do what dr. king did best. to serve the american people. to move this country forward in a day of service. >> this is different in that this time because it's the 20th constitutional day of swearing in the president comes on a sunday, it's happened before. it is going to be the official swearing in inside the white house on sunday. then again the reenactment, the parade, the speech, and all of that. looking at the weekend as a whole, what is the president's overarching message going to be going forward? >> it will be something familiar to the american people. this is a time for us to come together and reflect on the american people and the grit and determination of the american people. the theme is our people, our future, and what that means is this country only moves forward because of its people. the grit and determination of its people. >> i'm incredibly proud of, but also an agenda, an agenda of moving the middle class forward, of taking some of these big steps that we need to take as a country, like
FOX
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
. the event began at lan ford park and concluded at shepherd park, recreating dr. king's march to montgomery, alabama. >>> vice president joe biden kicked off the day by putting in volunteer hours. the vp and his wife kept up with their tradition by serving others in the area. the second family was all smiles, working for military members overseas. >>> ben's chili bowl got in on the national day of service today, with a book drive. they invited people to come in for brunch or dinner and tolls bring a new or slightly used children's book. the books will go to two groups. the reading connection and hope in a home, both serving underprivileged families in the district. >> that's a good thing. glad to see a lot of people out there enjoying the day. and the weather wasn't bad at all. i thought it would be really cold, but surprise! >> didn't have quite as much wind as anticipated, so it was really pleasant. that trend's going to continue. but it's going to be short- lived. >> enjoy it while we can! >> that's what happens with mother nature. here's a look at what is going on outside right now. not
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
. tomorrow will be a national day of systems in honor of dr. king. a wreath is planned for sunday. >>> news4 will be covering every asuspect, again on monday starting at 4:00 in the morning. >> we won't! [ laughter ] >> there's other live. you will be there later in the afternoon, when it warms up a bit. >> i'm joking. it's not going to warm up at all. >> no. >> you could see those kids bundled up. will it be like that? >> exactly like that. >> this is kind of what we're going to be seeing out there, though monday just a bit colder. let's show you how things are out there right now. looking pretty good. as we look across the area. tonight we are going to see some cold temperatures. what are you're doing, it's going to be a chili one. temperatures already falling into the 20s at 6:00 at night. the high today was 40 degrees, but that came at about 2:00 in the morning, before temperatures started to fall. today would be only the second day this winter with temperatures in the 30s for afternoon high temperatures, the asp high was 38 degrees. >>> your evening forecast, clear and cold. temperature
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, bobby kennedy was her -- assassinated two days before i walked across the stage for graduation. dr. king, the one who got week engaged in politics, was assassinated earlier that year. even assassination attempt at a george wallace. it is no wonder things held together quite frankly. well, the congress passed what was then called the gun control act. among other things it said that felons, fugitives, drug users, those who have been adjudicated and it is not a politically correct phrase, but it is in the law, those that are mentally affected could not own a gun. 1994 as a world change in country changed, along with the thing i am proud is for having written and passed about. we added a new category of people who were prohibited from purchasing a gun. based on facts, not on fiction. that is those who had a restraining order issued against them in a domestic violence incident. that was a fight to get that added. then, two years later we expanded the list again to include anyone convicted of a misdemeanor violent crime, that they were the most likely people to do something. time and experienc
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of office which is quite phenomenal. we had it on display at the king center so that when people come, they can s
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
-- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see what your budget priorities are. could not be more timely. we are days away -- it will be a big party on monday, but after monday as we move toward the debt ceiling conversations and the spending cuts get placed on the table, the poor are likely to take it on the chin. that is why we are here with in washington tonight having this conversation. our hashtag is #povertymustend. our website is afuturewithoutpoverty.com. you'll find a letter on that website -- you can electronically sign it asking the president to give a major public policy address on poverty sooner than later, and second to convene a white house conference on the eradication of poverty to bring experts to get into crafting national plan to cut poverty in half and eradicate it in the richest nation in the world. it is not a skill problem, it is via upawe have the will to the poverty a priority with in this
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and preparing sermons. henry in huntington, west virginia, on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to call and say, really wish i could be in washington d.c. today. i have a lot of optimism about the next four years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the pr
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
ceremony, he'll be using both abraham lincoln's bible and dr. king's bible. obviously a heavy amount of symbolism there. >> and chief justice john roberts helms both of those? >> that's right and the first hispanic justice on the supreme court sonia sotomayor will to g take on. we had jen saki leading off the top of the show, your former colleague, as you guys were out on the road for the campaign, and we know that the president is now relaunching his campaign efforts for his second term to get the agenda across, leading off with gun control. do you think that organizing for action will actually work, that the catalyst of newtown combined with that of the machine that is the president's re-election style could work to get the american support the president feels he needs? >> i absolutely think so. 90% of the public thinks there should be universal background checks. you go to members of congress and they say i can't vote for that. i'm fearful of the mra and the organizing efforts that they would put together in my community, my congressional district. we know it's time to align where
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
really built on the theme that begins in our declaration of independence that was repeated by dr. king in his "i have a dream" speech that this country is one country and that we're best when we're working together as a team. >> and how do we get done then? you already now have seen some opposition from those within the republican party. for example, congressman paul ryan, a man you know very well closely and you work with him. he says regarding the takers remark from the president's address, i understand the president will continue to use straw man arguments, affix views to your political adversaries. they do not have in order to try and win an argument by default. that's the reaction to the president saying people are not takers in this country. mccain said the president should have reached out in the speech saying this is the eight inauguration i have been to and always there's been a portion of the speech where the president says i reach out my hand because we need to work together. that wasn't in this speech. so from immigration to the rights of those who are gay in our communitie
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
and we should remember that since 1968 when dr. king was assassinated and robert kennedy was assassinated, we have lost 1,300,000 americans to gun violence where they have either killed themselves for killed other people. what is this obsession and this romance and cultural addiction to guns and to violence? just look at that, this is more american gun deaths of our killing ourselves and other people than all of the battle deaths in every war we have been in since the revolutionary war, and we must confront it. it is -- and our poor children are the ones who are the most affected, because they are t terrified trying to go to and from school and now it has happened to all of us. >> and it feels like this point, and it feels like we know that there are solution, and when i haer you talk, part of me feels like, oh, this is so huge, and yet, when we look at the poverty rates by age, right, and we look at sort of the elderly are much less poor now than they once were and they are much less poor now, because we actively intervened and you can look at the poverty rates across time by age and you
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and another one behind that on tuesday. it promises some of the coldest air in two years. for now, though, certainl
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of where you come from or what you look like. it is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when you are president of the united states. i will uphold my oath of office at the same time letting me remind people of the sacrifices of the past. from the presidential inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take twe
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00am EST
fattah. >> thank you. we're about to celebrate the life and legacy of dr. king and we're reminded on that balcony in memory sis he was -- memphis he was shot down. president kennedy was shot. we are reminded in washington all the time of the dangers of guns. that's why you went through the security protection to come into this building. the supreme court ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms and it makes clear you can't bring them into the supreme court. so -- that is because we know guns are dangerous. so as much as people may proclaim one thing you have to look at their actions. on the floor of the house, we saw a member shot down once that's why we have bulletproof things and other kinds of protections. mayor nutter is someone growing up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to grow up is a forecast councilman and is a mayor of our city, in so many respects he is the nation's mayor. we working on gun buybacks but he has had to counsel families of police officers who have been killed. there are literally dozens of children over 50 a day shot every day in our c
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pre
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
also simultaneously have been the abortion president. dr. king, niece of the late dr. martin luther king, who had two abortions but is now solidly pro-life said in one of her speeches, and i quote her, my uncle matter-a dream. she said he dreamt that we would live out that which is self-evident, that all men are created equal. he called on america to turn from wrongs. today i call on all of us, dr. king says, regardless of nationality, race or religion to admit our wrongs and turn from them. i believe that the denial of the right to life is the greatest injustice we face in the world today. there is no compassion in killing, she sails. there is no justice in writing people out of the human race. history, mr. speaker, will not look favorably on today's abortion culture. we must indeed and instead work tirelessly to replace it with a culture of life. i would like to now yield to my good friend and colleague, macha blackburn, for such time as she may consume. -- marsha blackburn, for such time as she may consume. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker, and i thank the gentleman from ne
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
proclamation, almost 50 years after the march on washington, dr. king delivered the i have a dream speech, it says something about the distance we have come, the progress we have made and for him to make a speech that was so inclusive, it was about black people, white people, asian americans, latino, native americans, straight, gay, that we're one people. we're one family. we are one house. we all live in the american house. >> well, about that last point, congressman, we want to let you go and enjoy your lunch, we all do live in the same house and there you are. you have gone from the struggle earlier in your life to a warrior in the house of representatives. you have got an anxious american public watching. a lot of them would really like to see some folks getting along in washington. what are the prospects for that? >> the prospects are very bright. we're going to continue to work together and pull together, to look out for the common good. one thing i have endured the past three years was a group -- taking democrats and republicans, blacks, whites, latinos, asian americans back to som
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
. there is a monument to dr. king. 50 years after "i have a dream" there is a memorial to this man. this story of race slavery, civil rights and involvement in our history is so important. i think it's really significant to have all these symbols together on this very significant day. >> president barack obama is the 44th american president. we have had 20 two-term presidents. how have two-term presidents fathered? >> recently not so well if we think about recent controversies, they tend to come in the second term. i don't know if that's just a coincidence. bill clinton's impeachment, of course. george bush had a lot of his presidency starting to unravel in the second term. richard nixon, watergate in the second term. for ronald reagan iran contra. it may be that people have been around too long and they get a little sloppy. some of those things preceded the second term as well. it always hasn't been the case. franklin d. roosevelt we just saw 1933 his second term although he had one big setback. he tried to go too far with the supreme court, it was still a successful second term
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> as we prepare to honor dr. martin luther king jr. students are getting a lesson in history where in the same spot that history was made. >> we're at the steps of the lincoln memory youm. >> the fifth graders were in final rehearsal. ♪ for the nineth year the whole school was getting ready by singing songs and reciting his "i have a dream" speech. >> one day this nation will rise up. >> i have a dream that little black boys and black girls -- >> he really likes this. >> it has so much symbolism and it is a nice way to celebrate martin luther king's birthday. >> the kids look forward to it every year. >> people have been free from, you know, segregation but we're really not free because there is still hate in the world and stuff. ♪ >> perhaps that is part of the dream too for these kids, a chance to rise above hate in the company of great men. it was 150 years ago that lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation and 50 years ago from martin luther king's speech. a big day. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that sam. that is going to do it
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
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NBC
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> and some students are finding a way to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. see you in a second.  >>> police in philadelphia have a suspect in custody had they say attacked a woman on a subway platform before throwing her on to the tracks. we want to warn you this video is extremely graphic. police released surveilance video. the man approached the woman asking her questions, before grabbing her and dragging her on to the tracks. the suspect took the woman's cell phone. police took the man into custody still carrying the woman's phone. >> a transit police officer observed this individual at 15th and j. he was apprehended hill in possession of the victim's phone and wearing that jacket. >> reporter: the woman managed to climb back on to the platform before the next train came. she suffered some bumps and bruises. >>> rouge kahn passed away in july after he was set to collect $400,000. police took a look, revealing that he was poisoned by cyanide. >>> actor robert wagner is avoiding the latest inquiries into natalie wood's death. wood died in 1981 from drowning.
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
, i'm not running because i think it's my turn. i'm running because of what dr. king called, "the fierce urgency of now." "the fierce urgency of now." >> throughout that year, the obama campaign assembled a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers, and they broke fundraising records by mastering the internet. early on obama trailed senator hillary clinton by large margins in national polls, and struggled against doubts and criticism. >> early on, supporting senator obama was a somewhat lonely position within the democratic caucus. it was a lonely position within the congressional black caucus. it will probably shock our children, uh and future scholars that the congressional black caucus lagged in support for the first black president of the united states. >> but obama believed that america was ready to support him, as the embodiment of a message of hope, unity, and change. especially young people, of all races and backgrounds, who were his most enthusiastic supporters from the beginning. >> thank you! what up? what up? what's been so inspiring is not just the size of the crowds
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
, congressman chaka fattah. >> thank you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of dr. king and we are remooneded that on that balcony at the lorraine motel in memphis he was shot down. whether president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot, one killed and one almost fatally wounded, we are reminded here in washington all the time of the dangers of guns. that's why all of you went through the security protections to come into this building. and the supreme court that ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms also makes it clear you can't bring them into the supreme court. so -- that's because we actually know that guns are dangerous. and that -- as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the floor of the house we saw members shot down once. that's why we have bulletproof things and other kinds of protections. mayor nutter is one who as someone growing up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to grow up, as a former councilman and now as second term mayor of our city is in so many respects america's mayor now.
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. >>> president obama will be sworn in tomorrow using two bibles. the lincoln bible and dr. martin luther king jr.'s bible, and they will be stacked on top of each other. >>> and then a wreath laying ceremony along the title basin to mark mlk day which is tomorrow. it begins at noon. >>> hundreds of people marched and rallied to keep king's dream alive, and they gathered for the peace and freedom walk. >> he would be happy that people are continuing his legacy, and that's recognizing the opportunity we have at least once a year, and not so much to remember him, but to remember the principles to which he stood. >> besides honoring king's legacy, speakers addressed issues facing d.c. residents including d.c. statehood. >>> the "today" show starts at nbc 4 here at 8:00. >> you are in town, and long time no see. >> long time no see. yes, it was nice because we got to see time together yesterday. >> and you were at a ball, and you are probably really tired? >> yeah, and we have an incredible makeup team so you will not see the bags under my eyes. we are happy to be in your neck of the woods for obama'
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
. that's quite new. but also in addition to what dr. peterson said, martin luther king opposed gun sales. he was very much for gun violence laws and rules. so it's just -- they don't even begin to know where to start unraveling all these mistruths these desperate gun nuts are putting out there, but we know they are losing the public debate and isolating themselves and that increasingly there's not so much a silent majority, there's a very vocal majority wanting some common sense changes. >> they lose the public debate. let's follow the money on this one. i'm going to remain a bit cynical. >> exactly. >> james peterson and julian epstein, thanks so much for joining me. >> thank you, karen. >>> next, how to talk to women. it's a new class being offered at the republicans' annual retreat. stay with us. >> what do you say we go out on a date, have some chicken, maybe some sex. you know, see what happens. >> oh, let me get this over here. sorry. there it is. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make t
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
, volunteered, and made a difference. dr. martin luther king, jr. would have been proud we used his birthday weekend not just to party and celebrate, but to remember what he called us often to do, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is to serve and to answer the call, and, yet, i want to thank the dnc staff and others who worked throughout the christmas and throughout the holidays to ensure we also had a good time as well. so my only thing, i was working yesterday. you want me to shut up? you know i can talk all day. i'm baptist during the day, but catholic on sundays. >> keep preaching. >> thank you. yesterday was so inspiring, so inspiring. the most remarkable thing about the president's speech is about how incollusive it was. the fact that the president of the united states of america talked about us, the people of america, and he affirmed yesterday what our framers placed in the constitution, that we are equal in the eyes of god, and, yet, some of my fellow pundits had problems when he mentioned -- of course they had some issues. i wanted to figure out what was the president talking about wh
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